In <4A9CD48B.email@example.com>, Ron Johnson wrote: >On 2009-09-01 01:03, Jerome BENOIT wrote: >> Hello Chris ! >> >> Chris Jones wrote: >>> On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 08:08:50PM EDT, Jerome BENOIT wrote: >>>> Hello List, >>>> >>>> I would like to change the string of a file name in a (propriety) >>>> binary: >>>> if applicable, how can we do that ? >>> >>> Use vim's binary mode. >>> $ vim -b binary-file >>> >>> And before you start editing: >>> :h edit-binary >> It is claimed that >> >> When editing executable files the number of characters must not change. >> Use only the "R" or "r" command to change text. Do not delete characters >> with "x" or by backspacing. >> The first idea that comes is to put a '\n' at the desired end of the >> string and then fill the extra with '\0': is it safe. > >IFF the app was written in a language that uses \0 as the string >terminator... Which you should be able to tell upon inspection. If there's no '\0' after your string, using them as terminators is probably useless. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. firstname.lastname@example.org ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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